International law

The right tools for the job

27 Jun 2022

The right tools for the job

Australia’s treaty obligations under international law are often implemented in domestic law. In this article, Mark Jennings and Joshua Wood consider key articles of the Vienna Convention relating to the interpretation of treaties, and examine how Australia’s treaty obligations are interpreted by Australian courts. From the Winter 2022 edition of Ethos.

Sleepwalking through the minefield: commercial surrogacy and the global response

15 May 2018

Sleepwalking through the minefield: commercial surrogacy and the global response

The 2018 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Hon John Pascoe AC CVO, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.

Hicks and the Geneva Convention, Hindmarsh and the Native Title

17 May 2005

Hicks and the Geneva Convention, Hindmarsh and the Native Title

The 2005 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Stephen Kenny, lawyer for David Hicks, a Guantanamo Bay detainee.

The External Affairs Power in relation to United Nations Conventions

26 May 1995

The External Affairs Power in relation to United Nations Conventions

The 1995 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Hon Dame Roma Mitchell AC DBE CVO QC, Governor of South Australia.

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